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Parker's Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Chester, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1924 / 53°11'32"N

Longitude: -2.8841 / 2°53'2"W

OS Eastings: 341027

OS Northings: 366507

OS Grid: SJ410665

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2V8D

Mapcode Global: WH88F.N0TZ

Plus Code: 9C5V54R8+W9

Entry Name: Parker's Buildings

Listing Date: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375809

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469788

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Description

SJ4166
1932-1/6/119

CHESTER CITY (EM)
FOREGATE STREET
(North side)
No.115
Parker's Buildings

GV
II

Block of 30 flats. 1889. By John Douglas. For the first Duke
of Westminster, directed by his nephew and Eaton Estate agent
Cecil Parker. Common brick with Ruabon red brick dressings and
blue brick diapering.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 3-bay symmetrical front; sides 5 flats
long. The front has open stair with basket arch at each
storey; stone panel above entrance inscribed "AN'O D'NI :
PARKER'S BUILDINGS : 1889". Wrought-iron rails to upper
archways; first-floor string; second-floor corbel table of
Ruabon brick; windows have Ruabon brick mullions,
segmental-arched heads, sills and quoins: one of 3 lights to
each storey left of entrance and of one light right of
entrance. The sides have similar open stairs, staggered, those
on east side near the ends, those on west side near the
centre. 8 chimneys on east slope of roof, one on rear gable, 9
on west slope.
INTERIORS: refurbished by SJ Lomas for Northern Counties
Housing Association, 1982.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the exterior, severe and regimented in
contrast to Douglas's normally warmer composition and
detailing, shows the probable influence of Cecil Parker.
Parker consulted the secretary of the Improved Industrial
Dwellings Company and arranged that Douglas should study their
Stalbridge Buildings in London before preparing the design.
(Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas: London: 1991-: 166-7;
258).

Listing NGR: SJ4102766507

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